On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man: Principally with Reference to the Supply of His Wants and the Exercise of His Intellectual Faculties, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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W. Pickering, 1833 - Nature - 375 pages
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Page 40 - And nearly in the same words, expressive of the same sentiment, does Solomon say—" Then I beheld all the work of God, that " a man cannot find out the work that is done " under the sun : because though a man labour " to seek it out, yet he shall not find it ; yea
Page 282 - a sublime acknowledgment of the cause, as well as a declaration of the fact, the author of the 19th Psalm affirms, that " the " heavens declare the glory of God, and the " firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto " day uttereth speech, and night unto night " sheweth knowledge.
Page 147 - recollection of past scenes and feelings. Shakspeare briefly elucidates this principle in these lines : " Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news " Hath but a losing office ; and his tongue " Sounds ever after as a sullen bell, " Remembered knolling a departed friend.
Page 286 - haberemus?" Cicero de Divinat. lib. i. c. 51.) The following passage from Isaiah gives authority to the preceding opinion : " Doth the plowman plow all day, to " sow ? doth he open and break the clods of his ground ? When " he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad " the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal
Page 287 - wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place? " For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach " him." Ch. xxviii. 24—26. And so, when Dr. Thomson considers it as " remarkable that almost all those metals which
Page 162 - the Lord of the unerring bow, " The God of life, and poesy, and light ; " The sun in human limbs arrayed, and brow " All radiant from his triumph in the fight
Page 214 - being gradually filled up with sand and " broken pieces of coral washed by the sea, " which also adhere, a mass of rock is at length " formed. Future races of these animalcules " erect their habitations upon the rising bank, " and die in their turn ; to increase, but
Page 215 - low-water mark : but the coral sand, " and other broken remnants thrown up by the " sea, adhere to the rock, and form a solid mass " with it, as high as the common tides reach. " That elevation surpassed, the future remnants, " being rarely covered, lose their adhesive
Page 214 - Flinders on the process observed by nature in the formation of coral reefs. " It seems to me," he says, " that " when the animalcules, which form the coral " at the bottom of the ocean, cease to live, their " structures adhere to each other by virtue " either of the. glutinous remains within, or of some property in salt water; and the
Page 216 - the sand, coral, and shells, formerly thrown up, in a more or less perfect state of cohesion ; but also small pieces of wood, pumice-stone, and other extraneous bodies, which chance had mixed with the calcareous substances when the cohesion began, and which in some cases were still separable from the rock without much